One of my husband's requests, The City of Tears by Kate Mosse On principle, I never minded my husband asking me to pick up, return, and request his library books - before. But standing at the stove with two pots nearing critical heating points, my patience flamed out. Instead of snapping, Do it yourself! I patronizingly said "Let me … Continue reading Your Link to ALL the Books in ALL the Libraries
Sean has been working in Circulation since 2018 and really enjoys putting together our Binge Boxes of movies. He's our resident cinephile, and he enjoys making the Binge Box art and replacing DVD covers as needed. If you want suggestions in video games, movies, manga, or anime, Sean's your guy! Despite working in a library, … Continue reading OFPL STAFF RECOMMENDS – Sean B.
This month we introduce Emily , an English and Communications graduate of Elmhurst University. Her professional and academic interests range from the college experience of international students to supporting underserved populations in communities. When you see her at the Help Desk, ask her what she recalls about participating in the OFPL Summer Reading Program as … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Emily, Circulation Assistant
It's past time that we met the several new staff members who have joined us, beginning with Jeri who recently earned her Bachelor's Degree in English. Currently, she works behind the scenes checking-in and shelving the many books, movies, and games patrons return. If you catch her working in the stacks, ask Jeri to tell … Continue reading Meet the Staff – Jeri, Library Page
It’s been a minute since I recommended new titles, and these inspired me for a variety of reasons. For instance The Light Ages challenges a long-held assumption about the so called dark ages; The Sirens of Mars is a hero's journey in space, Brave New Home looks at housing in unconventional ways, and Earth Keeper offers a Kiowa … Continue reading OFPL STAFF RECOMMENDS – New Titles from Susan C.
This month - and not a moment too soon - Shawnna, our cataloger provides some welcome tips on taking care of ourselves as winter approaches. One of the pumpkins I carved is looking rather shriveled... As summer turns to fall, the days slowly get shorter and the nights cooler. I like fall but it doesn’t … Continue reading OFPL STAFF RECOMMENDS – Staying Healthy as Seasons Change, Shawnna
Tis the season for getting nervous about what might be hiding in the dark spaces. And it's perfect weather for honoring the Halloween tradition of scaring the tarnation out of ourselves. Here we offer Part 1 of Kasey's Halloween Extravaganza - a line-up of film titles ranked according to fright-potential. When you see her, ask … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends Halloween Films Part 1, Kasey K.
This is where we give OFPL staff members an opportunity to write about some of their favorite books. This month, Angie in Circulation shares some thrilling suggestions. Next time you're in the library, be sure to ask Angie for more pulse-quickening titles. One of my favorite parts about pandemic reading has definitely been the thrillers … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends
This blog allows OFPL staff members to share suggestions for reading, viewing, or listening. Our cataloger Shawnna shares some of her favorite titles. Although she spends her time adding new books to our collection, many of you will remember her from her years in Circulation. Shawnna's fondness for manga is one reason our collection upstairs … Continue reading OFPL Staff Recommends – Shawnna M.
In this month's steamy episode, we get the inside scoop on the real lives of Ripley and Stevie, a pair of mix-matched half-siblings that live with Circulation Assistant Kasey. Will Ripley continue to be the reliable one or will jealousy cloud his judgement? Will Stevie's adventurous spirit put her at risk - again? Here's Kasey's … Continue reading The Real Pets of OFPL